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    November 2, 2012
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happened that that is why they are getting the word out to the entire community. >> there is a lot of surveillance video in that area. a lot of businesses. the could even capture the incident. >> right now not a lot going on right now. police say they do not think the incident was caught on camera but they hope to go through video to see if they have a glimpse of this guy. the best advice is if you want to go for a run, do it at night and do it with a buddy and they advise anybody to call the sex crimes unit. wbal tv 11 news. >> now to the aftermath of
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hurricane sandy. officials are calling it one of the worst natural gas -- disasters in u.s. history. >> cleanup continues along the eastern seaboard. the shoreline is forever changed. >> good evening, donna. you see the boardwalk behind me as battered. areas like this are now struggling to come back. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up the many places are still overmatched by the devastation left behind. >> this is beyond what we imagined. >> the road to recovery is lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles.
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people waiting, hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. but the longest and most contentious stretched from the stations that have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are moving back into new york harbor. help has been harder to find for many on s.i.. >> we have no power. >> hope is fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed. we are devastated. >> and officials -- discussed it officials have decided to go ahead with the math on. mayor blumberg says it will send a strong message to the world that new york will come back. >> we have to work around the clock for people and we are doing that. if i thought it took resources away from that, we would add to this. >> every but the understanding this recovery will be the most difficult race many have never
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run. you saw the generators in central park. families left homeless by the start being pushed out of their hotel rooms by runners who had reservations. wbal tv 11 news. back to you. >> the number of people without power continues to drop. there are just over 1000 customers without power. that is down from 8000 the sat -- this time yesterday. the highest concentration is in hartford county at 2300. for those people it has been a long week. >> to restore their power, crews are working to clean up debris and a lot of trees. >> in one community, it has been a slow go from them -- for them. barry, we understand the neighbor had just had their
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power restored. >> yes, the power is back on but they were upset because what happened was a tree limb fell on a power line and they say last year during a snowstorm, the same thing happened. >> it is a shame it is over a tree limb. >> definitely not a tree killer. >> actually, i love the tree. it used to be beautiful. you could hear the wind whistled through it. it needs to go down because it is going to happen again. >> neighbors finally feel satisfied. the land that fell on the electric lines is now on the ground, chopped into shreds. electricity is restored. it was monday afternoon when this generator kicked in. by friday, families have lost patience. >> i am diabetic.
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also i am recovering from a quadruple open-heart bypass. i depend on electricity to do a lot of things. >> because the tree is historic, it cannot be cut down. >> right now i am concerned about getting killed and down. it is one road with 20 homes or less. it is just a pain in the bike. >> they could not understand why crews seem to leave the situation alone. >> the main thing for us is the wire. >> work crews cut to the branching out the power back on in the small pocket. the significance? >> there is nothing that prohibits us from doing what we need to do. for us, it is a matter of having the crews to move from one location to another, get in there and restore power.
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>> at the height of the storm, 45,000 were without power. he says pge is dealing with making sure public safety came first and then dealing with communities with large sizes and then going to the smaller ones. this was one of the smaller ones that has gotten power. >> thank you very much. authorities are blaming one more death in maryland on super storm sandy. this one near oakland, maryland. an elderly man died while shoveling snow in a region that has been buried in snow. the other three deaths include fallen trees and a weather- related car crash. >> one factor that could make recovery more difficult, the potential for another storm. >> forecasters said there could be a nor'easter headed that way next week.
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tom tasselmyer is in the center. what do you think? >> it is that time of the year. storms that -- tend to have a tendency to blow up and become nor'easters. remember the european model? this is a look at a. those circles, those lines of pressure, pinpointing the storm. 9:00 p.m. on wednesday. those are strong in north east winds. it will be warm enough for rain but that model is indicating a storm to the east. not as strong as sandy but definitely a nor'easter trying to develop. a few sprinkles here. it is breezy and chile. 30's in the mountains. below normal temperatures through the weekend. more on the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> at this hour, drivers are being told to avoid the york road. that is where crews continued to
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repair a water main break. the 16 inch burst had nothing to do with superstar and sandy. just aging infrastructure. the road was evacuated for a showdown time. this road is back open following another break. crews had been working since 6:30 yesterday morning until traffic was finally back up and running up this afternoon. >> a community is mourning the loss of a young life tonight. a freshman died after he was found unresponsive on sunday. kim spoke to friends and classmates and she joins us in the studio with that story. >> lewis was a standout and was starting his high school career as a student any swimmer at the
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north baltimore quite a club.ow. >> by all accounts he was a good student and a rising star in had the personality to match. even at this crossing guard said he stood out from the crowd. >> he was always very polite. he said have a good weekend. he gave me a christmas present. he was always happy. >> details are not available but this is one incident and one teenager this community will never forget. >> he was very gifted academically. no words. >> an attorney for the aquatic club says they send their thoughts and prayers to the family but had no further comment because the family has asked for privacy. >> family and friends are saying their final goodbyes to a
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soldier who shot to death while on leave last month in south baltimore. mourners gathered around 11 o'clock this morning for funeral services for alonso gladden. he is described as the smart one who just received a promotion. he was helping his younger brother deliver groceries when two and open fire. >> a university graduate is taken in for questioning after visiting a sikh temple. >> the scene of the massacre that left six dead. what police found in this back back. >> the nfl rendering -- injury report music: guitar, clapping and whistling throughout. multivitamin coming in. on it chief! look alive people! smooth and steady guys. everything on schedule down here? yep, pretty regular. nice job. keep it strong.
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>> for the first time since their loss in houston, the baltimore ravens finally take to be filled in cleveland. >> before they renewed their route -- rivalry, all the talk centers on an injury report. pete gilbert is listed as probable. >> upgraded from questionable. the ravens received a sizable fine for not putting him on the
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injury report. the ravens have made changes but do not expect that to be the end of it. >> the way it is written, it says if a player has practiced or playfully and he has an injury and he is a significant player, he should be on there. i think player safety is important. every injury is important if that is how they want to word it. i'm not going to say one player is more significant than another. that is absurd to me. they can get mad if they wanted but they need to write about a little more clearly. we will put every guy out there that has a hangnail and we will go from there. if he does not miss a practice and is now want to be on the injury report, i want an answer on that. i am looking forward.
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there is no credence on and now. it does not mean anything. it has no value. it is without value. >> he is very comfortable in his own skin. 19 players listed on the injury report. more on the street they hold against cleveland at 6:00. >> thank you. now for our question, what is your expectation for sunday? grab yourself on and sunday text to this number. text a if you anticipate a blow out when, b for a close game or c if you think they're going to lose. the number again is -- we will share the results tonight at 6:00. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with tom tasselmyer.
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>> we saw a little sunshine today. slow improvement starting to break out of this pattern. the storm is long gone but still influencing much of the nation with the flow around it and the weather disturbance. they generate a sprinkle here and there. once it passes through, the clouds to end at 10 that went -- is when we see sunshine. still cold enough for some snow. there are some showers in upstate new york. we are embedded in a cool weather pattern associated with sandy. temperatures will be below normal through the weekend. if we switched the cameras, we have winds coming off of lake erie generating rain and snow showers. notice the counterclockwise rotation because of the low pressure, way up to the north.
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temperature is even in southern maryland, in the low 50's. the mountains, all that snow on the ground, they are having around freezing. after a spring: a few locations, skies will turn clear. temperatures will stay below normal into the first part of the weekend. with high pressure over the area, saturday looks to feature mainly clear skies. a lot of sunshine for tomorrow. 33 tonight. but it will feel colder because the west winds come in at 10-15 miles an hour and produce a bit of a wind chill. again, with the clocks going forward over the weekend, though sun sets are going to be an hour earlier each evening. tomorrow, northwest winds still gusting to 25 miles an hour. even with sunshine, temperatures
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in the 50's. small craft advisory continues on the bay. 60 degree water temperature but dropping into the 50's over at the beach. the influence of sandy, east of the hudson bay, dominates the weather pattern. trying a more cold air. weather disturbances are going to be on the southern edge. we have one from the midwest which looks like it is aimed at the carolinas into sunday. we may see a little cloud cover on sunday. the next one is off to the north and west. that is the one that could actually strengthen or turn into a nor'easter on the coast wednesday or so. tomorrow, i enjoy the sunshine. watch out for the cloud cover that will be going down to our south. then we are back into the sunshine going into monday and we will have to wait and see if anything develops late on
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tuesday into wednesday. right now, election day is looking good. don't forget to check your smoke alarms. we go back to standard time had come into and comes 1:00 a.m. on sunday morning. the seven day forecast, temperatures in the low 50's. close to freezing sunday, monday, and tuesday. some showers, may be a storm with coastal storms wednesday to thursday. >> if you have been using reusable backs, you will not like this. >> are you kidding? that is shocking. really? >> what a new study and covers that may make you cringe. >> middle schoolers raising millions of pounds for food. sandy
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so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >> we have an update to breaking
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news. the student accused of bringing two guns to a school is now facing charges. police are not releasing his name because they are juvenile charges and he is only 12 years old. they found a loaded bb gun in his backpack. he threatened to one other student. police and wisconsin are questioning a graduate after a bizarre incident that they seat temple where six were killed. detectives say he was seen visiting the camp with a back pack this week. he told police he wanted to pray for them following the august massacre. after searching, detectives found several boxes of ammunition and a notebook. inside were writings about the colorado moving theater shooting spree and a crime scene tape.
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>> they may be better for the environment but a new study finds that reusable bags may not be good for your help. more stores have decided to do away with plastic bags. many cities have blind them altogether. doctors tested them and found the same type of bacteria you find in dirty underwear. wash them. and also designate them for raw meat and produce. >> overall we found 10% of them had the coli and 50% had coliform send all of them had some kind of bacteria. >> that is disgusting. they traced an outbreak of the navorro virus to a reusable bag. there is a simple solution, disinfected after each trip and do not store them in your car. it is a breeding ground for
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bacteria. the new acts that could help those starred with infertility. it would provide a tax credit for those who choose in vitro fertilization. about $12,000 and it is often not covered by insurance. now they are supporting a tax credits to those who choose in vitro. it would provide up to $13,000 in tax credit. >> it is four more days or four more years. those are the chance at the mitt romney and barack obama rallies before the election. what state they are zeroing in on and why. >> climate change and superstars? are they related? i will have the story coming up.
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>> you are watching wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. with don hamilton, your forecast with tom tasselmyer and covering breaking news where you live. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> we have breaking news on the new york city marathon. the mayor has decided to cancel their race after criticism.
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many new yorkers had been complaining it would be insensitive and divert city resources when many are suffering. no word on whether it has been rescheduled. right now, winds of 90 miles an hour and two feet of snow. it certainly created a punch of weather extremes. >> several days later there are more questions about the impact of global warming on our climate. we joined a teleconference with some ocean scientists to find out answers on this. he joins us with more. >> the four hundred year old tree which you see behind me that has been reduced to a stop is another victim of sandy. as you said, some scientists are speaking out about climate change in the role that the place with the super storms and how it chesapeake area will be affected.
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the tree is one of the evidence markers left by super storm sandy. profs discussed with reporters concerns about future storms. >> unless we solve the climate crisis, we can be sure that a super hurricane fuelled by global warming will eventually strike coastal maryland and virginia. >> while he was convinced it was a major factor, he stopped short of using a global warming -- warming blanket. he says the ocean temperature is rising about 1 to 2 feet a century. warm air of the ocean is what fuels hurricanes and makes them stronger. >> the consensus is clearly, in
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our gathering, this is the beginning of what we will expect more. >> the damage left behind is downright frightening. maryland officials have admitted we dodged a major bullet this time. doctor stevenson pointed out had it made landfall to the south, baltimore could have seen epic flooding like new york city. >> you would have had much more research associated with this. it probably would have produced a similar kind of surge in baltimore. 14 feet in baltimore would have been amazing. >> the good news in all of this is that the super storm discussion has been moved to the front burner which scientists say it is a good thing. it will be interesting to see
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what happens. there is another weather system we are monitoring. a possible nor'easter. for more on that, let's go to tonga -- tom tasselmyer. >> it sounds like adaptation will be the word to use. also interesting, 50 years ago, ash wednesday, google that one. in ocean city 50 years ago. these are the lingering effects of sandy. a couple of showers with a gusty winds, temperatures are cool and breezy. we will stay colder than normal with wind tonight and tomorrow. lows in the 30's. there is a storm down the road that could develop. we will check the seven day forecast and a couple of minutes. >> looking at some of our top story, police are investigating
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the sexual assault of a jogger this morning. at a briefing, officers say a woman in her 20's was on the run before work when a man attacked her. he is believed to have been wearing a mask. detectives say there are a lot of surveillance cameras and they are reviewing the footage for any possible leads. city police are investigating a shooting in west baltimore that happened around 8:30 last night. police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower extremities. officials say he was shot elsewhere. >> and the presidential election, we are down to single digits. nine swing states and one of them is the grand prize. but the -- that is where they campaigned today. steve handelsman as the big
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picture and the new job numbers from washington. >> 7.9% unemployment, both sides today are debating the significance of that. but nobody is disputing the importance of the no. 8 team. that is how many el toro votes there are for the state of ohio. -- a lot tour all -- electoral votes there are for the state of ohio. >> taking credit for the auto bailout. >> chrysler is adding more than a thousand new jobs. not in china. right here in ohio. >> it paid off for him. >> this morning we learned, the company has hired more workers in october than any time the last eight months. >> it is the last report before
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the vote. 7.9% unemployment. 171,000 new jobs. >> 300,000 is where we want to be. relative to last year, and this is much better. >> kicking off more than he says is better. >> housing is on the rise. we are less dependent on foreign oil than any time the last 20 years. >> romney stopped in wisconsin where he is five points behind. >> obama promised to do so much that he has fallen short. >> he says the president said it would be down to 5%. >> it is actually 7.9%. 9 million short of what he promised. but it is higher today than when he took office. think of that. >> he has two stops in ohio. president obama, three and they will both be back before tuesday.
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>> both are campaigning as if any let up would mean they would lose. steve handelsman, wbal tv 11 news. >> it is gridlock on the streets of new york and new jersey. >> bumper-to-bumper lines and now that frustration is sometimes turning to violence. >> it is among of -- the dream act is also prompting a lot of questions. ♪
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and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> all eyes are on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. michael bloomberg has canceled the new york city marathon. the u.s. coast guard is launching an investigation into the sinking of the hms bounty. the replica of the ship sank earlier this week. one crew member was killed. the captain remains missing and
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14 others were rescued by the coast guard. officials say the investigation will try to determine the cause of the accident and whether mechanical failure played a part. frustration is mounting tonight among the yorkers. people waiting in lines to fill up their gas containers. this is a shot from long island where gas is in short supply and people need it to power their generators. lines began forming as early as 6:00 a.m. and the fight is occasionally getting nasty. one driver was arrested after trying to cut in line and then pulled a gun. troopers have been deployed to keep the peace. >> anybody used a generator may have to throw theirs away. >> thousands of models from all test. which one and why is ahead. >> public schools have extended
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their food drive and have upped the ante with a rivalry. details are next. >> a couple of sprinkles on hd doppler along with some chilly temperatures. we will see how cool the weekend will be. winds gusting to 26 miles an hour.
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>> coming up, the latest jobs numbers are out on the candidates are trying to use them to their advantage. how this could impact voters. questions over question four. that allows illegal immigrants
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to get in state tuition rates. we'll have the complete 2012 we'll have the complete 2012 report straight
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>> we're going to see big change. >> that is a pastor this morning in west baltimore innovation in a brighter future for lombard street. along with housing officials, residents were celebrating the demolition of a block that has been stricken with blight for years. it is all part of an initiative working to encourage reinvestment in neighborhoods plagued by a vacant properties. some of the plans include a possible farmers' market and a new development. leaders tell us getting rid of
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light is a safety precaution because it reduces the potential for fires when they go up in flames. >> with school closures, public schools are extending their food drive hoping the kids helping kids campaign will bring in even more donations. as jennifer franciotti shows us, one school is upping the ante. >> seventh graders check out some of the food collected during a campaign. >> it is hamburger helper and stuff like that. some people do not have the money right now to buy food. they still have to buy clothes. we have been bringing in food. >> public schools have raised nearly 3 million pounds for the local food bank. to motivate students this year, there is a contest pitting
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reagan's stance against the steelers fans to see who can fill the most. >> how can we get the kids out and more involved than they were? we decided to do, let the food decide. >> fiscal has been successful with their campaign in january were the teachers sleep outside. but this rivalry has really upped the ante. >> it has been great. i have to say, a little more support on the raven's side. >> compared to our other basket. >> it lead to some good-natured competition among the kids. >> i want people to know the steelers are better. >> we are still winning. >> despite it over running, students are also serious about their mission, which was brought into focus by hurricane standee -- hurricane sandy. it will go an extra week.
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>> think about the people the food is going to. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with tom tasselmyer. >> it has been breezy and cool. another below normal day. this has been the rule cents sandy. 52 today at the airport. 10 degrees below the average for the second day of november. 62 is what we are supposed to be hitting. 84 in 1950. below freezing, 1976. we have seen some scattered showers through central maryland. it is the result of a weather disturbance in the atmosphere that gets caught up in the flow against what was once sandy. every time we have these disturbances, and it kicks up the showers and we see one of those right now.
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it will be gone in a few hours. that cold will keep coming in. temperatures have been in the 30's near the canadian border. 38 in pittsburgh right now. freezing in oakland with a couple of feet on the snow on the ground. call tonight. 33 suburbs. the sun will go down after 6:00 this evening. tomorrow, a breezy and cool. i think we will see a lot of sun tomorrow. the wind at 25 knots an hour, it will make 50's feel like 40's. it will feel like a december day. on the day, a small craft advisory. high tide at fort mchenry. there is the old storm. the circulation keeping temperatures cool. weather disturbances on the western edge of this activity.
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this will stay to our south and cut through the carolina. another one coming from the north and west. it might develop into a new storm around wednesday of next week. in the meantime, i hope he can enjoy the sun tomorrow. partly cloudy and sunday. then we are back to a lot of sunshine on monday. at least two or three days of some nice november whether or though it will be on the chilly side and then we focus on this european models which shows a storm developing. and then that goes up the coast, blasting them with more wind and rain coming down from new england to the mid-atlantic and even to baltimore. that is a few days away. 53 tomorrow. 54 on sunday. 51 on monday. election day looks nice. some clouds but cool. 52 and rain on the coast accompanied by gusty winds on wednesday and thursday.
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>> nearly 1 million drivers will get money back after two car makers overstated their gas mileage. it does not reflect the actual mileage according to the environmental protection agency. it launched an audit after about a dozen complaints. it affects the elantra, accent, genesis, tuscon, and santa fe models nad the rio and the optima hybrid. they are from 20 11-2013. the automakers are apologizing for the air and executives say they will pay for the difference in gas mileage. window stickers will also be changed. hurricane sandy was a reminder of always taking inventory of what is in your home. it should be no surprise there is an application for that. there is actually three of them.
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safe is something for your iphone and ipad that allows you to store and organize your sensitive data. you can keep insurance and other information there. there is a free application called know your stuff for apple and enter it devices. they are organized and information is stored on remote server so you can access it from any computer. home inventory as another helpful application. it will cost you $5. you do an inventory and you can document all of your possessions with photos and the value estimates. if you relied on a generator to get you through the storm, nearly 9000 are being recalled because they could pose a fire hazard. fuel cannot leak from the generators, which were sold at costco from december 20 11 through july of this year for about $700. eight fires have been reported.
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you can click on their red important product recall notice for more information on a repair kit or a refund. the grocery chain has issued recalls involving pumpkin roles because it may contain pieces of plastic. they voluntarily recall that after getting complaints. officials say they were sold in whole and half packaging. customers can return them to their local store for a full refund. it is also recalling its organic spinach salad because it may be contaminated with the cold light. the recall covers five and 11 an ounce packages. back in business. the pennsylvania market is open once again complete with six months of renovations. along with this new book, new
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vendors and city officials are celebrating with a grand reopening weekend of entertainment. the new stalls will be selling baked goods, deli meats, seafood and flowers. this will be the third reopening since its start back in 1871 as it was once known as the lafayette market. officials announced they are replacing wi-fi this week. wireless broadband has been installed at the avenue, broadway, and northeast markets. the cost is less than $25,000. >> nice. when you go to the polls on tuesday, you are going to be asked a lot of questions that have been causing debates. one of them as granting undocumented workers in state tuition. coming up, david collins breaks down one of the most
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misunderstood referendums on the ballot. bedtimes celebrities are on the bill for the super storm a benefit concert and it will be an emotional night. their personal ties to the tragedy when we come back.
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maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right
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to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >> nbc is hosting a benefit concert tonight. the event will be hosted by matt
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lauer and feature performances by singers with personal connections to some of the areas hardest hit. >> the entire jersey shore i knew is gone. >> jon bon jovi was back on sing up close the damage from hurricane sandy that he heard about while in london. >> to see it to devastated like this and people i grew up with, my grammar school turned into a shelter, home is gone and then saying to me, we are now homeless. >> that made his taking part in the concert a no-brainer. >> people to feel that if they support us, they know we will be supporting them. people come together in these times. >> another native son, bruce springsteen, and billy joel are
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also scheduled to perform along with 16. >> my heart goes out to anybody that is suffering or going through a situation. >> this can keep matt lauer suggested a fund-raiser to nbc executives after seeing the devastation in queens. >> when we started to see the first images, we all knew that the predictions had been right. >> he got to cultivate his connection. >> to be able to pick up the phone and talk to the people and have them say yes, it is one of the greatest things that has happened in my career. >> tonight's goal is getting the words to say yes to donations. >> again, that is 8:00 tonight. that is all for us at 5:00. >> it is the last major snapshot
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of the economy before the election. what does the report to mean for the presidential candidate? >> police say a woman was sexually assaulted at knife point this morning. surveillance cameras may help the case. >> among the slew of issues on the ballot is one that is the most misunderstood. an examination of the dream act, at 6:00. >> you are watching wbal tv 11. local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> was four days until the election, both campaigns are waiting the jobs report. that is our story tonight. it shows a slight uptick but job growth weaker than anticipated. >> according to the report, employers added 171,000 jobs last month.
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hiring was stronger than first thought but with more

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